Assistant Laboratory Technician

Assistant Laboratory Technician - Bakkavor Holbeach Labs

We rise to challenges together.

7am to 7pm Day Shift 12 hours - Days 3s and 2s (Every other / 2nd weekend fully off Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

Salary: £25,116

Why join us?   

We’re ready for anything. We thrive on challenge and change. The undeniable pressure and pace of our 24/7 operation keeps us on our toes and offers a variety of career pathways and options to explore and pursue. We encourage everyone to work hard, push further and show resilience. And it’s exciting. Because only by mentoring and role modelling our success and innovation, will we continue to diversify, grow as individuals, and succeed together.

What we do.  


We're the biggest name you've never heard of. You've probably eaten our food - you just didn't realise it. We make innovative fresh products, with around 18,500 colleagues working across the UK, US and China. We’re the market leader in the UK fresh prepared food industry supplying meals, salads, desserts, pizza and bread to leading grocery retailers (including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose). We’re ambitious. We’re full of ideas. And we’re ready for more people who share our values and passion for quality to join us. 



About the role.  

We are extremely proud to have our very own Bakkavor CLAS/RSA accredited laboratory and would love for you to come and join us as an ‘Assistant Laboratory Technician’ where you will be required to conduct routine microbiological analysis on a range of samples from our local factories.


We’re proud to offer you a career with real scope for development. To reward your hard work and ambition as a talented Microbiology Technician / Assistant Laboratory Technician with plenty of support and opportunity. And empower you to drive your own success and create a career you can be proud of too. This is a great platform to progress to future internal opportunities in the Labs such as ‘Senior Laboratory Technician’ and across the wider Bakkavor Group whether that be in future Technical / Process or Manufacturing roles with the knowledge and skills you have gained in our Labs.


Bakkavor Central Microbiology Laboratory based at Holbeach St Marks carries out a range of tests on food and environmental samples, testing for Allergens, Yeast, Salmonella and so on.

About you.  

The ability to work on your own initiative and be a good team player is essential.


You will have an interest or qualification in a Science subject, food safety knowledge and a laboratory background ideally, however full training will be provided.


  • Excellent organisational, investigative problem solving and communication skills.
  • Drive, energy and enthusiasm!
  • Previous experience of working within a result orientated team and initiative to work as an individual when your own workload is complete.


What you’ll receive.  

As an equal opportunity employer, we’re committed to providing a safe and rewarding environment for you to thrive in. This is why we work hard to deliver benefits, rewards and wellbeing offerings that are important to you.   


You’ll enjoy:  


  • Life Assurance (1 x salary)
  • 23 Days Holiday
  • Staff Shop
  • Stakeholder Pension Scheme
  • MyBargains Discount Platform
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Free Independent Mortgage Advice
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A Range of voluntary benefits (holiday purchase scheme, additional life assurance, dental & hospital cash plans)
  • Discounted tutoring for children
  • Access to financial learning tools and affordable loans via your salary
  • Overtime
  • Free Carparking


Proud to be Bakkavor.  

We’re proud to be the market leader in the UK fresh prepared food industry. We’re proud to supply meals, salads, desserts, pizza and bread to leading grocery retailers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose. We’re driven by the hard work and passion of our people and are delighted to offer a wide range of careers across our business – come and join our dedicated Bakkavor team!  


Find out more and apply.  







We are the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, and our presence in the US and China positions the Group well in these high-growth markets. We leverage our consumer insight and scale to provide innovative food that offers quality, choice, convenience, and freshness. Around 18,000 colleagues operate from 44 sites across our three markets supplying a portfolio of over 3,000 products across meals, pizza & bread, salads and desserts to leading grocery retailers in the UK and US, and international food brands in China.


Category:  Laboratory

Holbeach, GB, PE12 8HF

Date:  7 Jul 2024
Req ID:  19334